Mother Of The Bride Looks From George Gross & Harry Who

by | Bride, Bridesmaids, Parents


When I got the latest look books from the George Gross, G2 By George Gross and Harry Who collections I thought the items made really stylish mother of the bride outfits. Mother of the bride outfits are always thought of as having a certain “look” even my own mother and I have come to call “so mother of the bride”.

I think a key part to not looking ‘mumsy’ and keeping your look stylish is to mix textures and colours so rather than be in the one fabric and styling from head to toe, you mix complementary colours and patterns and choose really beautiful accessories.

Double faced satin cami in stone by George Gross, Multi tweed jacket with fringe in pearl by George Gross, New York Kiss earrings in Rose by Samantha Wills, satin skirt in stone by George Gross.

This look is completely classic to me – the tweed jacket reminds me of the classic nature of Chanel but with a modern twist and keeping the one colour tone underneath, with bold earrings, keeps it fresh and modern.


Double faced satin skirt in black by George Gross, Tuxedo necklace from Tilkah, Macrame lace top by Harry Who, Brocade jacket in pearl by George Gross

 Stylish black never goes out of style and this look plays up the drama with the big, bold collar on the unusually cut jacket. The textures are mixed from the silk skirt, to the intricate lace on the macrame lace top to the big bold black necklace.



Linen pant in wheat by G2 By George Gross, Jenice Swarovski earrings by Pater Lang, Double faced satin cami in pearl by George Gross, Metallic lace jacket in stone by George Gross

I love this outfit for a twist on pretty. The lace top is such a statement piece on its own that I pared it down with plain, well cut pants in a similar colour and sparkly earrings. It’s pretty without being overly girly. Switching it up with a flippy skirt could make it a little more formal and traditional.


Linen silk jacket in wheat by G2 By George Gross, linen top in nutmeg by G2 By George Gross, linen pant in nutmeg by G2 By George Gross, Siren Vontress Shoes in Gold via Style Tread, Concordia ring in peach by Samantha Wills,

This look is completely modern and on trend with the military styling that is hitting stores, but it also has a classic sense to it. The rich olive green paired with a neutral wheat coloured jacket and a little burst of colour in the huge cocktail ring pull the outfit together. I love beautiful, well cut pants at formal occasions like weddings for someone that isn’t comfortable in a skirt.

Plain stretch embroidered jacket in silver by Harry Who, Brocade skirt in navy by George Gross, Brocade top in navy by George Gross, silver heels by Florsheim

Navy is such a nice choice if you’re not one to wear black and I love it paired with the unusual detailing on the silver jacket. Keeping the colour the same for the bulk of your outfit and adding a neutral but beautiful piece like the jacket always seems to work. Paired with shiny silver shoes and a beautiful piece of jewellery this look is stylish and pulled together.

Satin jacket in Stone by George Gross, Double faced satin cap sleeve dress by George Gross,  Lourdes earrings by Samantha Wills

This look is simple and sleek. A well cut double sided satin dress with a beautiful oyster coloured jacket. It’s simple, comfortable and stylish. But most of all, it’s elegant.  Jewelled art deco style earrings add a bit of sparkle and glamour to the outfit.

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Michaela and David’s Art Gallery Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


Michaela & David

I think art galleries are one of the most fantastic places to have a wedding- after all the decor is pretty much taken care of with the colourful paintings and prints. And the clean white walls, urban style floors? They win me over every time. A blank canvas for a celebration if you will!

Today’s celebration is completely urban and modern, taking place in Melbourne’s CBD in the beautiful space that is fortyfivedownstairs.

Photographs today are by Matt Reed who is truly candid and natural with the photographs he takes.

Of their venue choice, Michaela explains “fortyfivedownstairs was the venue for both the ceremony and the reception as it has two levels. It’s a not for profit arts space that houses both theatre and visual arts. It is a venue close to my heart as I worked there as an intern during university and it is truly a beautiful and soulful space.  Weddings are only held in the space a couple of months of the year outside of season.”

Michaela chose a gown from Priscilla of Boston and paired with Alan Pinkus shoes.

The event was catered by Ed Dixon Food Design. Michaela recalls “It was such amazing food and they had such amazing staff”

Soil Flowers by Kate Main created the floral arrangements.

Of their photographer, Michaela says, “Matt’s work is exactly what I wanted, honest, candid and gorgeous. You want to have photos which capture the emotion and joy of the whole experience and every shot Matt took is a moment in time from the night. Everything works as an entire composition.”

The menu was displayed for all to see on a large chalkboard hung on the wall.

From the ceiling, hung masses of tulle black and white pom poms.

The tables were decorated with black and white photographs of the couple.

Guests were gifted boxes of chocolates from Koko Black with the tags and place cards created by Edgeinspired.

The wedding cake was by The French Lettuce.

Congratulations Michaela and David! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us! Thank you also to Matt Reed for sharing today’s images!

Photographer: Matt Reed Photography / Bride's Dress: Priscilla of Boston / Venue: fortyfivedownstairs / Flowers & Decor: Soil Flowers by Kate Main / Placecasds & Thank you cards: Edgeinspired / Catering: Ed Dixon Food Design / Bride's Shoes: Alan Pinkus / Wedding Cake: The French Lettuce / Favors: Koko Black

Katy and Steve’s Beautiful Kangaroo Valley Wedding

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


Katy and Steve

This wedding had me at hello, I mean at the location- Kangaroo Valley is one of the most stunning regions in Australia and my gosh what a beautiful backdrop it made for the wedding of Katy and Steve. Elegant, relaxed with a heck of a lot of dancing!

Bennett Photography captured the moments I love their dreamy style of photography that swept me right into the story!

Katy chose a gown from The Wedding Boutique and shoes from BHLDN for her wedding day look.

Katy and Steve held their wedding celebration at Minimbah Farm, Kangaroo Valley. Katy explains “We just fell in love with Kangaroo Valley! Not only for the views and surrounding countryside, but also for the pure Australian atmosphere it holds.”

Katy’s cousin Teal Wicks sang her down the aisle. Katy remembers, “I loved my cousin singing our processional song of “Heavenly Day” by Patti Griffin was so beautiful I nearly lost it as I came down the aisle to meet Stephen at the alter with the valley shining in the background. It was just magic. We both agree we will never forget listening to each other recite our vows to one another. It made everything complete, honest and real which is the whole point of the day in the first place. Plus neither of us cried, which we were quite proud of.”

The bouquets and floral arrangements were styled by Alison Kennon Botanical Art & Styling.

Katy remembers “Our favourite part of the day was the photo shoot after the wedding where it was just the two of us…being in love and blissing out from the ceremony we just experienced. Thanks to them we felt comfortable to be ourselves and be in the moment. ”

Steve wore a navy suit from Gibson and his groomsmen wore navy blue suits from Oxford . Katy’s bridesmaids wore gowns in shades of blue from Lela Rose , After Six & Jenny Yoo.

Katy, inspired by wedding blogs (including Polka Dot Bride!) created a lot of the decor elements herself. She explains “We were very hands on with the little details of this wedding and for the most part all the bits we imagined actually came off. Everything from my Grandmother’s cake toppers from her wedding 60+ years ago to the pavlovas made by Stephen’s mother to the kangaroo and wombat dinner seating parties. ”

Katy says “We are so lucky to have some of the most wonderful people in our lives from both sides of the globe and it is those people that made our day so special. Plus, they helped create a most magical and amazing party! What can I say…Bohemian Rhapsody sung at the top of our lungs to end the night? Yes, definitely.”

A fantastic part of the dance floor? A surprise flash mob! Katy explains “The Flash Mob – yep…we did have a flash mob…choreographed and all and guess what – IT WAS AMAZING!”

Congratulations Katy and Steve! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us! Thank you also to Bennett Photography  for sharing today’s images!

Photographer: Bennett Photography / Cinematographer: Dan MC Films / Cinematographer Two: Darren Moss / Bride's Dress: The Wedding Boutique / Bride's Shoes: BHLDN / Groom's Attire: Gibson / Groomsmen Attire: Oxford / Bridesmaid Dresses: Lela Rose / Bridesmaid Dresses: After Six / Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo / Hairstylist: Miss Moss Makeup / Makeup Artist: Angie Thompson for Dior / Flowers & Decor: Alison Kennon Botanical Art & Styling / Invitations & Stationery: Seven Swans / Venue: Minimbah Farm, Kangaroo Valley / Ceremony Officiant: Bella Weddings by Isabel Krutik / Ceremony Musicians: Teal Wicks / Ceremony Musicians: Urban Gypsies / Wedding Cake: Groom's Mother / Catering: Duck Duck Goose Catering

Alice and Ian’s Elegant Melbourne City Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


Alice & Ian

Alice and Ian, today’s couple had such a beautiful wedding in Melbourne’s city centre. Filled with vintage touches (Alice describes it as Modern with a vintage twist) and incredible floral arrangements, it has the beautiful ease of elegance that Melbourne couples do just so well.

Alice explains how she and Ian met. “I’m originally from Melbourne and was living in Perth (Ian’s hometown), which is where we met about 8 years ago.  We vaguely knew each other from uni days, but officially met a few years after graduating. We relocated to Melbourne a couple of years ago and we’re now happily settled here.”

Photos are by Louisa Bailey who always captures weddings with her own style of relaxed, beautiful glamour.

The celebration kicked off with custom stationery designed by Rojo Robin. Alice explains “One of my closest friends has a custom stationer business called Rojo Robin.   Rojo Robin designed and printed all our stationary, from the invites to menus and placement cards.  It was really fun working with Rojo because we developed the ideas together.  We liked the idea of a motif and this inspired the idea of a tandem bicycle which was a common theme in all the stationery elements.”

Alice chose a stunning custom made gown from Peter De Petra. She recalls “After searching endlessly for the perfect wedding dress, I finally settled on having one designed and made by Peter De Petra, who was lovely to work with.  All I knew was that I liked simple, art deco styles, delicate beading and didn’t want flounce! A design was drafted and the dress evolved from that.  It was a bit strange not knowing how it would turn out, but I think Peter did a good job interpreting my vague, initial description!”. Alice wore her grandmother’s pearl earrings and vintage pearl bracelet she found at Chapel St Bazaar 03 9529 1727.

Flowers Vasette did beautiful flower arrangements for both the ceremony and reception.

Alice remarks “The boys suits and shirts were tailor made from Bespoked.  Their shirts had their own initials sewn into the cuff, which was nice!  Their ties were from Herringbone.

Alice and Ian chose The Chapter House for their wedding ceremony. Alice explains, “I’d always loved the idea of being married in a garden, but we opted for indoor venues since Melbourne’s weather is unpredictable at the best of times. We didn’t want to marry in a church as we’re not religious, but I had my heart set on a sweet chapel-type setting and Chapter House fit the bill perfectly.  It’s a heritage listed building in the Melbourne CBD with high panelled ceilings, mosaic windows and sandstone walls.” Alice walked down the aisle to ‘Moon River’ played by a string trio.

Alice remembers “During the signing, one of my close girlfriends sang a rendition of Elvis Presley’s ‘I Cant Help Falling In Love With You’, while another friend accompanied on guitar.  It was really lovely and a bit of a tear jerker!”

Alice’s bridesmaids wore pale pink gowns from George and jewels from Mimco. The girl’s makeup was done by Jo Young, a theatrical makeup artist who was a good friend of the bride’s sister.

Alice recalls “We chose March 3 for our wedding as this is usually a beautiful time of year, but on the day it rained (no, poured!) from daybreak and didn’t relent . Thank goodness we’d booked indoor ceremony and reception venues!  We’d planned to have photos in St Vincent Gardens after the ceremony, but weather didn’t permit so last minute we relocated to The George in South Melbourne.  The pub was good enough to lend us their very sweet function room upstairs, which had a lot of character – it was like a private little party and the champagne flowed freely!”

Of their photographer, Louisa, Alice says, “She was recommended by a close friend and I loved her different take on photos.  She was really relaxed and fun to work with on the day too.  

The reception was held at Luminare and catered by The Big Group. Alice remembers ” We held the reception at Luminare which is an amazing venue with beautiful views out over the city.  It’s a good blank canvas so can be decorated as you like.  We’d looked at about 10 venues and immediately knew this was ‘the one’ when we walked in and saw the twinkling Melbourne skyline!

We both like good food and wine, so this was another bonus with Luminare – the food and service was incredible.  We had a sit down entrée and main, followed by a roaming dessert of little treats – we chose panna cotta, lime curd tartlets with blueberries and warm brioche filled with chocolate, banana and hazelnut cream.”

Alice explains “We didn’t have a specific theme – I wanted vintage elements and Ian likes modern, so we aimed for ‘modern with a vintage twist’!  We didn’t want a traditional wedding in every essence of the word, so we liked being able to pick and choose the finer details of the day to suit our taste.”

Flowers Vasette brought in masses of beautiful blooms for the reception. Alice says “Luminare was filled with masses of pretty flowers, foliage and candles. Each table had a mix of vases, bottles and jars containing yellow, soft pink, green, apricot and cream flowers to match the colour theme.”

Towers of cupcakes greeted guests. Alice explains “We didn’t want the official ‘cutting of the cake’ so decided to have a cupcake tier with different flavours – caramel, chocolate and vanilla. ”

Alice loved the speeches. “The speeches were definitely one of the highlights.  I loved Ian’s speech where he recounted our holiday to Tassie, which was where he popped the question (on the wharf in Hobart).  The proposal didn’t go quite as planned, so made for a funny story.”

Of their first dance, Alice recalls “We weren’t very keen on doing a traditional first dance (I have two left feet), but we knew that guests were expecting it.  In the end we compromised with a very unrehearsed and awkward 30 second shuffle to ‘Wink And A Smile’, before asking everyone to join in. It truly was an embarrassing moment…!”

Congratulations on your marriage Alice & Ian! Thanks so much for sharing your wedding with us! Thank you also to Louisa Bailey for sharing today’s photographs!

Photographer: Louisa Bailey / Bride's Dress: Peter De Petra Bridal Couture / Bride's Shoes: Cinderella Bella / Groom's Attire: Bespoked / Groomsmen Attire: Bespoked / Bridesmaid Dresses: George / Bridesmaid Accessories: Mimco / Makeup Artist: Jo Young / Flowers & Decor: Flowers Vasette / Invitations & Stationery: Rojo Robin / Ceremony Venue: The Chapter House / Ceremony Officiant: Russell Healy / Ceremony Musicians: stringpace / Reception Venue: Luminare / Catering: The Big Group